Dr. Dre and Nicole Young are going through divorce proceedings. Nicole Young has claimed that she has a legal and financial right to her former husband’s stage name and classic album, The Chronic since Dre never trademarked his stage name until after the two married. Dr. Dre’s legal team is fighting back, stating that the rapper started using his “stage monicker” 10 years before he met Young. Secondly, Dre’s legal team also said that “The Chronic was produced in 1992, four years before he and Young were married.”
In legal documents obtained by The Blast, Dre’s lawyer wrote this in his brief to the judge: “Plaintiff Nicole Young, after commencing divorce proceedings against Defendant Andre Young, seeking over $400 Million, then stealing almost $400,000.00 from an LLC that funds Defendant Young’s recording studio, draining its entire bank account, Plaintiff has decided that $400,400,000.00 and one lawsuit are not enough. She is now suing Defendant Young and another LLC in a separate lawsuit, having the temerity to claim that trademarks to Defendant Young’s performing name, “Dr. Dre,” and to his first solo album, entitled ‘The Chronic,’ have been unlawfully transferred from Defendant Young to his wholly-owned LLC.”
– Excerpt from an article for Roll Out by Terry Shropshire. Read the full article here.
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